Pacers hit the hardwood up in Toronto
The Indiana Pacers are 7-3 SU but just 4-6 ATS in their past 10 games against the Toronto Raptors as those Eastern teams meet in NBA betting action at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday.
Indiana topped Toronto 91-84 but failed to cover the 8.5-point spread at home on the NBA odds when the two teams last met back on November 8. That game turned out to be an UNDER result for totals bettors; the OVER/UNDER is 3-7 in their last 10 meetings.
The Pacers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 22-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Raptors are 15-14 ATS. Indiana is 12-18 against the total, while Toronto is 17-12 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Raptors sit at No. 15 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pacers are at No. 2 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 98-90.
Indiana was a 91-76 winner in its last match at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 167 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Indiana earned a 91-76 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Paul George at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Toronto was an 85-79 winner in its last match on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 164 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 points leading the Raptors to an 85-79 victory over Chicago at United Center on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 18-ranked offense (99.17 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 88.97 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 43.36% from the field per game, less than the Pacers have managed so far this season (45.9% on average).
Indiana home to Charlotte, Saturday, January 4th
Toronto at Washington, Friday, January 3rd